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Motel 6

February 25, 2009 11:57 ET

Stylish New Motel 6 Rooms Just in Time for Spring Break and Summer Trips

New Room Design Offers Travelers Modern Accommodations for the Lowest Price of Any National Chain

DALLAS, TX--(Marketwire - February 25, 2009) - In the midst of today's economy, it is likely that fewer people will plan expensive trips to extravagant locations this spring break and summer. Travelers can now save money by staying in a modern, newly-updated Motel 6 guest room in Galveston, South Padre Island, and the Austin-San Antonio I-35 Corridor; as well as Biloxi, Mississippi. Travelers can count on a bright, modern guest room with sleek new features such as wood-effect laminate flooring made of 80% pre-consumer recycled material, a 32-inch flat-screen TV and multi-media panel with plug-ins for mp3 players, video game systems and laptop computers, and Wi-Fi internet access. Guests will enjoy a new 24-hour food and beverage vending market place in the lobby (at select locations). Best of all, Motel 6 still offers the lowest price of any national chain.

The Biloxi Motel 6, which opened January 7th, is a complete rebuild after Hurricane Katrina destroyed the original structure. Located 15 minutes from the Biloxi airport, this property is within a short drive of several casinos, shopping areas and other attractions. Set across the street from the beach, the property includes 30 studio rooms with kitchenettes, many of which boast oceanfront views.

The South Padre Island Motel 6 and Galveston Motel 6 renovations will be complete by early March, less than a year after being damaged during the 2008 hurricane season. Located in popular vacation destinations, both Texas Gulf Coast properties are minutes from beaches, shopping, night clubs, restaurants and more.

The Central Texas corridor offers vacationers renovated Motel 6s in San Antonio, Austin and San Marcos. Four of San Antonio's 12 Motel 6 locations -- San Antonio Ft. Sam Houston, San Antonio Downtown, San Antonio North and San Antonio Fiesta -- have been remodeled to incorporate the new room design. This popular city is filled with activities for all ages, including the Riverwalk, the historic Alamo, Sea World, San Antonio Zoo, and Six Flags Fiesta Texas amusement park. Located northeast of San Antonio, the San Marcos Motel 6 is just minutes from Texas' largest Factory Outlet Mall, the Guadalupe River, and nationally acclaimed Schlitterbahn Water Park. Motel 6 Austin Central-North is just a short distance from Lake Austin, the Capitol Building, and live music venues.

Motel 6 offers clean, affordable, and renovated lodging choices in the heart of Texas and U.S. Gulf Coast region for family travelers, spring breakers, seniors, or any budget-minded traveler interested in a convenient getaway. The efficient, simple and modern design of the "Phoenix" represents a revolution for economy lodging in both appearance and environmentally conscious practices. It will change the way travelers look at economy lodging -- offering guests a modern feel while maintaining Motel 6's traditional affordability, offering the lowest price of any national chain.

About Motel 6

Motel 6 offers the best price of any national chain at nearly 1,000 company-owned and franchised locations throughout the United States and Canada. For 21 years Motel 6 has used the tagline, "We'll leave the light on for you," earning the chain the highest brand recognition in the economy lodging segment. Motel 6 was the first national pet friendly chain, welcoming pets since 1962. Standard amenities include free local phone calls, no long distance access charges, free morning coffee, data ports, Wi-Fi Internet access and cable channel line-up with premium channels including HBO, ESPN/ESPN2, and CNN. Most locations offer swimming pools and guest laundry facilities. For more information, visit www.motel6.com.

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